5 March 2012

The Simpsons' intro parodies Game of Thrones; geeks everywhere squeal with delight


The Simpsons Game of Thrones parody. Screenshot from io9.com

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The Simpsons is world-famous for its couch gags - those little snippets right at the end of the intro sequence that change with every episode. In what is probably one of the best cough gags in recent memory, the show has parodied the intro from Game of Thrones, complete with mechanically raised buildings and the iconic theme music. I sense a geek-splosion any minute now.

FOX keeps taking down any attempt to upload the intro onto YouTube, but io9 has a full, high quality version up still. I'm not sure how long it will be before that's quietly asked to be removed, so watch it while you can!

What's your favourite TV show intro?
Source: io9

27 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh that intro brought tears to my eyes. So funny.

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    1. It's pretty awesome. I just hope that they let people share the video online - it would suck otherwise :(

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  2. That was awesome! Like the three-eyed crows.

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    1. Same here :) I wish that 'The Couch' was used as the Iron Throne; that would have pushed the geekdom to 11 :)

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  3. i'm with alex on the three-eyed crows!!! and you on the throne/couch!
    the whole thing was awesome! thanks for sharing.
    and YOU HAVE A FACE!?!??!? who'd have thought?

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    1. I've several faces; this one's on loan.
      I hope that fox stops deleting the uploads. This clip was made for the Internet!

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  4. Hi Jamie
    Currently we are saving money so I only have what we can get for free. Grimm is my favorite, I love the wolf. Once Upon A Time comes in at a close second. Too much back story in this one though.
    Nancy

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    1. I still haven't seen Grimm or Once Upon A Time; I've heard some really good things about it though.

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  5. I am ashamed to say that I still have not watched A Game of Thrones. However, that will be remedied tomorrow when I can finally get my DVDs.

    I still loved the Simpsons opening though.

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    1. I can't wait for the DVD release. I'm even considering switching to Blu ray for the occasion.

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  6. I remember watching 'The Simpsons' when it was only a short between Tracey Ullman gags.

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    1. Those shorts are weird, especially 20 years on. Still good stuff though.

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  7. That was awesome. Loved the tune. I don't watch a lot of T.V. but I do love The Big Bang Theory! :)

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    1. Yes! Big Bang Theory is awesome! I think it's my favourite US TV show at the moment.

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  8. I completely geeked out when I saw this couch gag yesterday!

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    1. I stopped watching the Simpsons years ago; naturally drifted away sort of thing. This clip has rekindled my interest in the series :)

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  9. I can't believe THE SIMPSONS are still on :)
    GAME OF THRONES itself had a great intro.

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    1. the three eyed ravens LOL :)

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    2. It's pretty awesome.
      I agree; there's not much out there that can beat the intro for Game of Thrones.

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  10. I guess I missed it already. Oh well, I've never been a Simpsons fan.

    ......dhole

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    1. The video is still up on io9's site, Donna. The links are in the main post; it looks like Fox is letting them keep it (for now!)

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  11. Looks like I'm too late to see it. But I've only read the first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, so most of it probably would have gone over my head. :P

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    1. The clip should still be there; though there might be a regional takedown ...
      It doesn't really make reference to the books; it parodies the opening theme to the TV adaptation more than anything else.

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  12. The Game of Thrones does have a great opening. It's very creative and the Simpson creators are really lovable smart asses.

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    1. Hehe, I agree. I can't think of a couch gag that's been as awesome as this. Maybe this heralds great new things for the show ...

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  13. I haven't watched The Simpsons in a long time, but that was just awesome :-)

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    1. It's making me want to watch it and catch up on what Ive missed out on!

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